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Vandals graffiti swastikas over Lockerbie

A number of swastika symbols have been painted on vehicles and a wall in Lockerbie.

Officers are currently investigating the spate of vandalism which happened near McConechy's garage in the town between 12.30pm on Sunday and 7.30am this morning.

Credit: Drew Geddes
Credit: Drew Geddes

Constable David Noble said:

We are currently carrying out door to door enquires into this crime and we appeal to anyone in the community who may have any knowledge as to who is responsible for this disgusting act at this time of remembrance and reflection in our community, to get in touch with us at Lockerbie on the 101 number."

– Constable David Noble

Anyone with information and wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Man arrested over vandalism at Dumfries Church

The incident took place on Monday 18 September Credit: Drew Geddes

A 17-year-old man from Dumfries has been arrested in relation to the vandalism at St Michaels Church Yard in Dumfries. The sign of satan was sprayed on the Mausoleum, as well as the headstones and front door of the historic church. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police appeal after cars' tyres slashed in D&G

Police Scotland are seeking for information regarding vandalisms in Gretna Credit: ITV Border

Police are seeking for information after two vehicles in Gretna, Dumfries & Galloway were vandalised overnight.

A white Nissan Note and a silver Honda Jazz both had their tyres vandalised in the street between 2pm on Tuesday, 9th May and 10.15am on Wednesday, 10th May.

I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in Gretna Loaning or the surrounding area to get in touch.

– Constable Ryan McGarvey

Anyone with information can contact officers at Annan Police Office on 101, quoting incident number PDG0106920517.

Police hunt Gretna car vandals

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Eight cars parked in Gretna were vandalised causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Police say the vehicles, parked in Central Avenue, had their paintwork damaged at various times of the day on Friday 6 November.

The cars included three BMWs, a Mercedes, a Fiat, A VW, a Peugeot and a Vauxhall Astra.

Police want to speak to anyone with information on who might be responsible.

"This is an absolute act of wanton vandalism for the sake of it. The cars in question were all parked along Central Avenue and whoever is responsible has caused damage which will run into thousands of pounds.

"I would encourage anyone who has any information which might help us identify those responsible to get in touch with us at Gretna on 101."

– PC Calum Benson, Police Scotland


Children vandalise Sanquhar railway station

Police Scotland want to trace railway station vandals Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland want to trace around 10 children, aged between 5 to 11 years who are responsible for smashing a glass panel at the railway station in Sanquhar.

The group of children were seen throwing stones across the railway line at around 18:30 on Friday 31 July.

we are aware that there may have been people waiting at the station who witnessed this incident, and are also aware that this same group of children were seen in the Queensberry Square area of the town a short time earlier. Anyone who can help should contact us at Sanquhar on 101"

– Constable Hayley McKerlie - Police Scotland

WATCH: vandals target community orchard

Vandals in Dumfries have damaged both a field of poppies planted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first world war and a community orchard designed to help feed those in need.

Matthew Taylor reports.

'It's vitally important people contact us'

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have urged people to contact them in cases of anti-social behaviour.

The appeal comes after a community orchard in the county, designed to help feed those in need and planted by local volunteers, was damaged by vandals.

Community saddened by vandals

A community orchard, which was designed to help feed those in need, has been damaged by vandals in Dumfries.

More than 60 volunteers were involved in planting the trees, and the project is thought to have cost around £7,500.

Also targeted in the act of destruction was a nearby poppy field to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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